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Old 16.02.2011, 19:57
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Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

I was given today two packs of `Nano Mania`at the till after paying for my shopping at Migros. Can anyone tell me why they are handing these out and what they`re for?
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Old 16.02.2011, 20:03
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

I think they're like little Mexican jumping beans with faces and they're for kiddies to collect (don't know if anyone remembers getting Pogs in their Wotsits...).
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

You can check out the following link for more info:

http://www.nanomania.ch/de/
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Old 16.02.2011, 21:42
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

It is something else to add to the daily dose of parental guilt .. along the lines of

8 year old: "can we go shopping to Migros to get the Nanos please?"
Me: "no you know I always go to Hiebers for my shop"
8 year old: "but everyone in my class is collecting. I'm the only one who doesn't have any"
Me: "No. I will not be a pawn in Migros' evil marketing master plan"
8 year old: "Please Mummy, please please please ..."

Go to Hiebers as originally intended. Feel progressively more and more guilty. Dip in by Migros on the way home and stock up on "essentials" (bin bags, loo paper etc) to get him started. Son delighted. For all of one evening. Next day,

8 year old "can we go shopping to Migros please?" ..........

PS I could tak them off your hands if they're troubling you ...

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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

I got a load of them tonight. Opened up one pack and thought it was a sweet. I have another few packs here if anyone wants them. Am willing to post else they will just end up in the bin
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I got a load of them tonight. Opened up one pack and thought it was a sweet. I have another few packs here if anyone wants them. Am willing to post else they will just end up in the bin
Would love to take them off your hands. How would you like to handle it? Pls let me know. I have a Nano Mania Maniac at home.
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It is something else to add to the daily dose of parental guilt .. along the lines of

8 year old: "can we go shopping to Migros to get the Nanos please?"
Me: "no you know I always go to Hiebers for my shop"
8 year old: "but everyone in my class is collecting. I'm the only one who doesn't have any"
Me: "No. I will not be a pawn in Migros' evil marketing master plan"
8 year old: "Please Mummy, please please please ..."

Go to Hiebers as originally intended. Feel progressively more and more guilty. Dip in by Migros on the way home and stock up on "essentials" (bin bags, loo paper etc) to get him started. Son delighted. For all of one evening. Next day,

8 year old "can we go shopping to Migros please?" ..........

PS I could tak them off your hands if they're troubling you ...
Hehe My lil` one is too little to appreciate them. But I will keep them next time I get some and let you know, could meet up at a weekend perhaps in the city and your son will be a happier person, and me- well, less junk to find place for
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Hehe My lil` one is too little to appreciate them. But I will keep them next time I get some and let you know, could meet up at a weekend perhaps in the city and your son will be a happier person, and me- well, less junk to find place for
Thank you! And my big one will be very pleased with a trip to the big city and some lovely nanomaniacal action!
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It is something else to add to the daily dose of parental guilt .. along the lines of

8 year old: "can we go shopping to Migros to get the Nanos please?"
Me: "no you know I always go to Hiebers for my shop"
8 year old: "but everyone in my class is collecting. I'm the only one who doesn't have any"
Me: "No. I will not be a pawn in Migros' evil marketing master plan"
8 year old: "Please Mummy, please please please ..."

Go to Hiebers as originally intended. Feel progressively more and more guilty. Dip in by Migros on the way home and stock up on "essentials" (bin bags, loo paper etc) to get him started. Son delighted. For all of one evening. Next day,

8 year old "can we go shopping to Migros please?" ..........

PS I could tak them off your hands if they're troubling you ...
Oh no! I refused some this week because I didn't want my daughter to get her hands on it. I will collect and give them to you!
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I think they're like little Mexican jumping beans with faces and they're for kiddies to collect (don't know if anyone remembers getting Pogs in their Wotsits...).
I remember pogs, and mention them to the Kids every so often, esp. when the subject of these Nanos come up!
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

We are looking for . B. 3 & P .8. if any one can help.
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We are looking for . B. 3 & P .8. if any one can help.
We've got them.
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

Anyone else giving these away, would gladly take them of your hands. Been to Migros a few times recently but didn't quite spend 20chf and my son would love a few of these.
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

Same for me...I am not too fond of this new Migros marketing but my son likes them and they even have a special place at his Kindergarten to play with them ! So If you want to get rid of them, feel free to PM me to get my address ! Thanks.
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

Right - I have got one of the things and am dying to take it apart, find out what's inside - but I can't bear the thought it might be the very last one some poor expatlet needs to complete her collection and be the envy of all her little schoolmates.

So I've had a brainstorm - I'll describe the little choking hazard delightful little oddment here, and if any EFer's kid is desperate for it I'm happy to send it, or exchange it for one he has duplicates of, or whatever.

So here goes: it's bright blue and roughly pill-shaped, square white eyes with crossed red pupils, straight-line nose and a square wave for a mouth. Some kind of robot then, I'm guessing. The code on the side is "R7 R-x-R" if that helps.

Let me know! If I don't hear from any of you, I'll smash the thing sometime this weekend and report back what's inside.
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Old 17.02.2011, 19:00
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I have got one of the things and am dying to take it apart, find out what's inside -
I don't know for certain (I'm not a vivisectionist), and don't hold your breath, but I'm going to hazard a guess (and maybe prevent you from becoming a murderer), that inside you (one) will find something silver in colour and spherical in shape .... the term ball-bearing comes to mind.

Either that or there's an abundance of mercury in CH - have your rubber gloves at the ready.
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Re: Migros- Nano Mania??

My two boys are also crazy about these nanos. I can't buy this much food daily If anyone has them and would like to pass them on to maniacs here, please pm me. Thank you
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I don't know for certain (I'm not a vivisectionist), and don't hold your breath, but I'm going to hazard a guess (and maybe prevent you from becoming a murderer), that inside you (one) will find something silver in colour and spherical in shape .... the term ball-bearing comes to mind.

Either that or there's an abundance of mercury in CH - have your rubber gloves at the ready.
Yep, I figure there's a ball bearing involved somehow, but looking at how the thing wriggles I think there's more to it than that. All speculation though (and somebody PMed me for this one, so I'll have to wait till the next Migros shop to find out...)
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Right - I have got one of the things and am dying to take it apart, find out what's inside - but I can't bear the thought it might be the very last one some poor expatlet needs to complete her collection and be the envy of all her little schoolmates.

Let me know! If I don't hear from any of you, I'll smash the thing sometime this weekend and report back what's inside.
I opened one and it contains a very high-tec gyro mechanism complete with a spheric titanium core that seem to float in mid air by an invisible force field. Also try leaving them scattered on a table in the evening, by morning you will find them perfectly lined up staring at you with dead, nano eyes.
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Re: Nanomania toys given out at Migros stores

Did you know they created an "nanomania" application available on i-Tunes. There is also a facebook page to visit.
Check-out the "on-tour" calendar on their website (http://www.nanomania.ch/de/) and make sure you don't miss the action and fun of swappings Nanos.
Gosh, I'll be happy when this promotion is over!! I hate to think what the next one will be?!?
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